Boney M. - Rivers of Babylon Lyrics

Boney M. Nightflight to Venus cover art
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By the rivers of babylon, there we sat down
Ye-eah we wept, when we remembered zion.

By the rivers of babylon, there we sat down
Ye-eah we wept, when we remembered zion.

When the wicked
Carried us away in captivity
Required from us a song
Now how shall we sing the lord's song in a strange land

When the wicked
Carried us away in captivity
Requiering of us a song
Now how shall we sing the lord's song in a strange land

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah let the words of our mouth and the meditations of our heart
Be acceptable in thy sight here tonight

Let the words of our mouth and the meditation of our hearts
Be acceptable in thy sight here tonight

By the rivers of babylon, there we sat down
Ye-eah we wept, when we remembered zion.

By the rivers of babylon, there we sat down
Ye-eah we wept, when we remembered zion.

By the rivers of babylon (dark tears of babylon)
There we sat down (you got to sing a song)
Ye-eah we wept, (sing a song of love)
When we remember zion. (yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah)

By the rivers of babylon (rough bits of babylon)
There we sat down (you hear the people cry)
Ye-eah we wept, (they need their god)
When we remember zion. (ooh, have the power)

By the rivers of babylon, there we sat down
Ye-eah we wept, when we remembered zion.
Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Nightflight to Venus
  • 2 Rasputin
  • 3 Painter Man
  • 4 He Was a Steppenwolf
  • 5 King of the Road
  • 6 Rivers of Babylon
  • 7 Voodoonight
  • 8 Brown Girl in the Ring
  • 9 Never Change Lovers in the Middle of the Night
  • 10 Heart of Gold


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Brent Dowe, Frank Farian, George Reyam, Trevor Mc Naughton
    album: Track 6 in album Nightflight to Venus
    release date: 1978-6-26
    popularity : 1299 users have visited this page.
    genres: Electronic Funk / Soul Pop
    styles: Disco/Euro-Disco/Europop
    length: 4:18
    composer: Frank Farian, George Reyam, Brent Dowe, Trevor McNaughton
    lyricist: Brent Dowe, Trevor McNaughton
    Album Information
    label: Hansa
    country(area): Germany
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin